Complete 2021 JAMB syllabus for all subjects | available here

One of the secrets to having a high score in UTME is studying in line with JAMB syllabus.

Personally, this was one of the things I did in preparation for one of the six UTMEs I took. Though I scored 317, there was no admission for me that year.

Fortunately, I got admission into school three years later with a lower UTME score. That’s some part of my JAMB story.

And it’s my hope that you really score high in UTME and gain admission into school this year.

By the way, if you’ve still not applied for JAMB yet, here is how to register for 2021 UTME/DE in 3 quick steps.

Moreover, JAMB sets questions from its syllabus. Because of that, they are unable to set questions outside the topics contained in the syllabus.

That’s why at secondary school, you are expected to have been taught all the topics in JAMB syllabus to prepare for SSCE and UTME.

However, it’s not your fault if you weren’t taught many of these topics or even subjects at secondary school. Most of us have the same secondary school experience.

But then…JAMB syllabus is essential to scoring high in UTME.

And to help your preparation for the 2021 UTME conducted by JAMB, I decided to write this blog. It contains the 2021 JAMB syllabus.

And I’ve tried to simplify it as much as possible so you can easily navigate through this post.

Complete 2021 JAMB syllabus for all subjects

Below is the JAMB syllabus for the 2021 UTME.


Below are the main areas you should look at in English.

1. Comprehension/Summary

2. Lexis and structures

3. Oral forms

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1. Algebra

2. Calculus

3. Algebra and Trigonometry

4. Number and numeration

5. Statistics


1. Drama

2. General literary principles

3. Literary appreciation

4. Poetry

5. Prose


1. Story of creation down to division of the kingdom.

2. Division of the kingdom to the return from exile and the prophets.

3. The four gospels and the acts of the apostles.


Below are the main areas you should read in Agriculture.

1. Agricultural Technology

2. Agricultural Economics and Extension

3. Agronomy

4. Animal Production

5. General Agriculture


1. Human geography

2. Physical geography

3. Practical geography

4. Regional geography


1. Accounts of not-for-profit making organizations

2. Book transaction and reconciliation statements

3. Branch accounts

4. Cash books

5. Control accounts and self balancing ledger

6. Departmental accounts

7. Ethics in accounting

8. incomplete records and single entry

9. Information technology in accounting

10. Introduction to company accounts

11. Joint venture accounts

12. Manufacturing accounts

13. Partnership accounts

14. Public sector accounting

15. Principles of double account

16. Stock valuation

17. The final accounts of a sole trader

18. Nature and significance of accounting


Below are topics you should read in Commerce.

Aids-to-trade Business environment and social responsibility
Business units Commerce
Elements of business management Elements of marketing
Financing business Information and communication
Legal aspects of business Money
Occupation Production
Purchase and sale of goods Stock exchange
Trade Trade associations
Natural resources and the Nigerian economy The theory of consumer behaviours
The theory of price determination Agriculture in Nigeria
Business organizations Economic growth and development
Economic systems Economics as a science
Factors of production and their theories Financial institutions
Industries and industrialization International economic organizations
International trade Market structures
Methods and tools of economic analysis Money and inflation
National income Population
Public finance The theory of demand
The theory of production The theory of supply
Theory of cost and revenue


1. Comprehension

2. Arabic Literature

3. Composition

4. Grammar

5. Translation


1. Comparative music studies

2. Elementary harmony

3. History and literature of African music

4. History and literature of western music

5. Rudiments of music


1. Part I: Elements of government

2. Part II: Political development in Nigeria

3. Part II: Foreign policy and Nigeria’s relations with the international community

4. Part IV: International organizations


1. Africa and the wider world since 1800.

2. Nigeria: 1900 – 1960.

3. Nigeria since independence.


1. Clothing and textile

2. Food and nutrition

3. Home economics education

4. Home management


1. Islamic history and civilization

2. Tawhid and Fiqh

3. The Quran and Hadith


Below are topics you should read in Physics.

Capacitors Change of state
Characteristics of sound waves Conduction of electricity
Current electricity Dams and energy production
Dispersion of light and colours Eddy current
Elasticity Electric cells
Electrical energy and power Electromagnetic induction
Electromagnetic spectrum Electrostatics
Energy and society Equilibrium of forces
Force on a current carrying conductor in a magnetic field Friction
Gas laws Gravitational field
Heat transfer Inductance
Introduction to electronics Light energy
Liquids at rest Magnets and magnetic fields
Measurements and units Motion
Nuclear energy Optical instruments
Pressure Propagation of sound waves
Quantity of heat Reflection of light at plane and curved surfaces
Refraction of light through plane and curved surfaces Scalars and vectors
Simple A.C circuits Simple machines
Solar energy Structure of matter and kinetic theory
Temperature and its measurement Thermal expansion
Vapours Waves
Work, energy, and power

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Below are the main areas you should read in Chemistry.

Acid, bases and salt Air
Atomic structure and bonding Chemical combination
Chemical equilibrium Chemistry and industry
Electrolysis Energy changes
Environmental pollution Kinetics theory of matter and gas laws
Metals and their compounds Non-metals and their compounds
Organic compounds Oxidation and reduction
Rates of chemical reaction Separation of mixtures and purification of chemical substances


Below are the main areas you should read in Biology. Read the topics under them.

1. Ecology

– Factors affecting the distribution of organisms;

– Local (Nigerian) biomes;

– Natural habitats;

– Soil;

– Conservation of natural resources;

– diseases;

– Game reserve and natural parks;

– Population and its control;

– Energy flow in the ecosystem;

– Nutrient cycling in nature;

– Symbiotic interaction of plants;

– Adaptation for survival;

– Ecological succession;

– Factors affecting population sizes;

– Population density and overcrowding.

2. Evolution

– Theories of evolution

– Evidence of evolution

3. Form and functions

– Growth;

– Internal structure of a flowering plant;

– Internal structure of a mammal;

– Homeostasis;

– Hormomal control

– Nervous coordination

– The sense organs

– Excretory mechanisms

– Excretory products of plants

– Types of excretory structures

– Animal nutrition

– Modes of nutrition

– Plant nutrition

– Types of nutrition

– Reproduction in mammals

– Asexual reproduction

– Sexual reproduction in flowering plants

– Respiration

– Aerobic respiration

– Anaerobic respiration

– Respiratory organs and surfaces

– The mechanism of gaseous exchanges

– Support and movement

– Supporting tissues in mammals

– Tropic, tactic, nastic and sleep movement in plants

– Types and functions of the skeleton

– Channels for transportation

– Materials for transportation

– Media and processes of mechanism for transportation

– Need for transportation

4. Heredity and variations

– Heredity

– Application of discontinuous variation in crime detection, blood transfusion, and determination of paternity

– Morphological variations in the physical appearance of individuals

– Physiological variations

5. Variety of organisms

– Adaptive colouration and its functions

– Behavioural adaptation in social animals

– Evolution among living organisms

– Structural adaptation in organisms

– Structural/Functional and behavioural adaptations of organisms

You made it to the end. By the way, I wrote a blog showing you the JAMB subject combination for ALL courses. Bear in mind that selecting the wrong subjects in JAMB affects your chances of admission.


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